Being based within the boundaries of Shoreditch ourselves, we take a keen interest to goings-on occurring right at our doorstep. Being at the epicentre of one of the most culturally rich quarters of the capital certainly gives us a regular burst of inspiration or respite from the daily grind (not to mention being potentially dangerous, as those Thirsty Thursdays jaunts can all too easily turn into weekenders with no sleep!) And so, we recently paid particular attention to the relaunch of one of Brick Lane’s most notorious hangouts, 93 Feet East.
Based at The Old Truman Brewery at the mid-point of the infamous thoroughfare, 93 Feet East has long-been an establishment catering to London’s hardcore contingent. Whether as a pre-shop-stop for early-starters, a Sunday afterhours for the contingent who refuse to let a night-out end or, indeed, the pinnacle of the night; 93 Feet East has provided recreation in this part of town for as long as we care to remember. Since 1999 they have nurtured a hotbed of talent, proving that despite the heavyweight-offerings elsewhere in the city, no scene can truly thrive without investment in its grassroots. And plenty of today’s leading players has passed through their doors – and continue to do so to this day. Secretsundaze, anyone?
The 27th January heralded the official launch party, and on the night Avotré kingpins Santé and Sidney Charles opened accounts with a thrilling performance, whilst there was also music courtesy of familiar face, Archie Hamilton. Boasting 2-large indoor rooms and a vast outdoor terrace, the newly revamped venue is a versatile event space with high-tech lighting, capable of lending itself to either live music or party set-up. So much more than an over-hyped fresh lick or paint, yet dispensing with any suggestion of pretence and faux glamour, the refurb ticks all our boxes and retains the authentic, innercity dance destination it had previously earned a reputation as. In short, it’s lost none of its charm, whilst fine-tuning the aesthetics.
Already in the pipeline are some of the most enthralling line-ups they’ve ever hosted, including Hector’s party label series Vatos Loco, East End Dubs’ Eastenderz project and new in-house session 93 Degrees, which will feature the likes of Davide Squillace, Francesca Lombardo, Hector Couto & Alexis Raphael next month. Of course, we’re hoping for some more of those intimate Infuse jaunts with Enzo Siragusa and friends. Whatever lays in store, it’s certainly going to be exciting! And we’re looking forward to watching how this new chapter unfolds.
Check out the first track from the upcoming anticipated album 'Once Upon A Time in Napoli' by David Squillace below.
Tickets for both upcoming 93 Degrees events are available now.